Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Jul 2009 07:29 UTC
Opera Software Last week, the European Commission announced that Microsoft is willing to implement a browser ballot screen in Windows so that users can select a browser to install when installing Windows or when setting up their OEM computer. While this makes Opera very happy, Opera would like to see Ubuntu and Apple offer such a ballot screen too.
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Who's next?
by Chaos_One on Mon 27th Jul 2009 10:49 UTC
Chaos_One
Member since:
2005-07-18

If Opera get its way, who's next?

I don't want to go through numerous "preferred software" selection when installing my operating system. Nor do I want a system with a lot of software I didn't ask for, sounds like those Windows PCs/laptops with all that 30 day crapware.

Let the vendor give you its preferred browser and let the user install anything he wants after that. Windows, OS X and Linux make no fuss about other browsers.

Hell, even if Windows came with Opera you'd need to download the latest version/update anyway.

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RE: Who's next?
by hangman on Mon 27th Jul 2009 22:08 in reply to "Who's next?"
hangman Member since:
2007-09-05

Opera 10 has an automatic update system, so that won't be a problem.

Also, did you even read beyond the insane and sensationalist BS by the article author?

"Apple and Ubuntu are not monopolies as per the legal definition of a monopoly. Still, it may be a good idea to offer it"

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